System and method for color coding list items

  • US 8,151,214 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2003
  • Issued: 04/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for color coding an item in a list of items displayed in a graphical user interface via a display device, each item having a plurality of displayed fields, and each of the plurality of displayed fields including a value or a symbol within the displayed field, the method comprising:

  • applying a first color to at least one field of the plurality of displayed fields of the item based on the value or the symbol of said at least one field;

    receiving, via an input device, a user input related to a selection of either the item or a related item related to the item;

    in response to the user selecting either the item or the related item related to the item, applying a second color to at least one other field of the plurality of displayed fields of the item while maintaining the color of the at least one field in the first color; and

    displaying, in the graphical user interface, the at least one field colored in the first color and at least one other field colored in the second color,wherein the first color and the second color are other than a background color.

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